Building the life you want starts with acquiring skills that are in demand.
As a Red Seal tradesperson, career potential is unlimited. Chances are great that you’ll have the time and money you need to pursue the adventures you dream of.
It all starts with apprenticeship. BCCA can help you get started with confidence, in an apprenticeship that’s right for you.
The adventures await.
ALREADY KNOW WHICH RED SEAL TRADE IS YOURS?
Check out the apprenticeship opportunities available in 39 trades.
NOT SURE WHERE TO START?
TRY ONE OF THESE BCCA SKILLED WORKFORCE PROGRAMS.
Interested in a career in the skilled trades but don’t know where to start? We manage a network of the most established and proven career placement programs in BC’s construction industry, and we’ll use them to support you in any way we can:
Skilled Trades Employment Program
If you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada, living in British Columbia, not a full-time student, unemployed / underemployed, and actively seeking full-time work in the construction trades, we want to hear from you!
If you are an unemployed Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada, living in the Terrace / Kitimat area or a nearby Indigenous community in BC, and are actively seeking work in the construction industry, we want to hear from you!
GET STARTED AND LEARN ON THE JOB AS A GENERAL LABOURER.
If you aren’t sure what career path or speciality is right for you, why not start working right away in general labour and get exposure to a wide range of skills. Find a job that will lead to the life and career you want – apply today!
Who is BCCA?
We are the most inclusive and far-reaching non-profit serving over 10,000 contractors in BC’s industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential (multi-unit) construction industry. We’ve been operating for over 50 years and have helped thousands of British Columbians build their careers in construction.
When Should I Get in Touch?
Now is the time. BCCA has received significant funding from the Government of Canada to provide financial incentives to construction employers for hiring and registering first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades. One of those new apprenticeships could be yours!
Who Can Apply?
You don’t need to have any experience in construction. If you are 18 or older and live in British Columbia as a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident or legally entitled to work in Canada, we want to hear from you.
How Does it Work?
Apply to one of the trades listed and BCCA will match your skills, experience, and abilities to job openings with construction employers across BC, and your application will be featured in a pool of qualified candidates. Or, submit one of the forms for other BCCA services above, and we’ll get in touch and help you on your journey to a fulfilling career in the trades. There is no cost for these service.
Is a construction apprenticeship right for me?
If you like working outside, being part of a specialized team, creating something real, tackling physical as well as mental challenges, and using tools as well as technology, then yes, construction is probably right for you.
It won’t be easy. Some days, you’ll wonder why you started. But that’s what makes it worth doing. You’ll be proud of your work, and on your way to a rewarding life. To the builder’s life.